A Gourmet Tour of France : Legendary Restaurants from Paris to the Cote D'Azur
Written by Gilles Pudlowski, Photographed by Maurice Rougemont
It would be difficult to find a selection anywhere in the world of more splendid restaurants, creative chefs, succulent dishes, harmonious odes to tradition, or convincing hymns to the art of living well than these forty featured restaurants. Prominent restaurant critic Gilles Pudlowski leads the reader on a gourmet tour of France, sharing menu selections from his favorite restaurants along with the stories behind the accomplished chefs and their kitchens. From the Carré des Feuillants nestled between place Vendôme and the Tuileries gardens in the heart of Paris to the elegant château of les Crayères in Champagne that takes the visitor back to another era, and from the idyllic setting of Auberge de l’Ill in the verdant Alsatian countryside to breathtaking views across the sparkling water from the terrace at Le Petit Nice in Marseille, these are legendary restaurants that bring dreams to life.
Illustrated with Maurice Rougemont’s enticing photographs, this finely researched bible of French gastronomy offers a feast for the eyes and the palate. World-renowned chefs include Paul Bocuse, Alain Ducasse, Guy Savoy, and Anne-Sophie Pic, and each has divulged two signature recipes to enjoy at home.
Addresses for all of the restaurants are included in the book for readers who wish to embark on their own gourmet tour of the finest in French dining experiences.
About The Author
Gilles Pudlowski is a food and literature critic for Le Point. Each year he publishes his guides Pudlo Paris and Pudlo France. He is the author of GreatWomen Chefs of Europe (Flammarion, 2005). Maurice Rougemont’s photographs have appeared in Great Women Chefs ofEurope and he regularly contributes to lifestyle magazines.